Jack Straw-> Sugaree, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, West L.A. Fadeaway-> Little Red Rooster, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Cassidy, Far From Me Samson & Delilah, Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Throwing Stones-> The Wheel-> Truckin'-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around-> One More Saturday Night, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
SBD> CAS/1 (Dolby)> CD; via Michael K. Weise; reported upgrade relative to previously circulating shn set
August 14, 2018 Subject:
My first Dead concert
I have to rate it 5* because this is the one that started it all.
I ended up with 4th row seats that came from a friend of a co-worker at the time.
We actually already had tickets, and ended up selling the lesser seats outside in the parking lot.
I was tripping (big surprise), and at one point, standing on my seat, I began to fall back, and a couple people behind me pushed me back into place.
The whole scene was overwhelming.
I wouldn't see them back at the old Boston Garden until 1991.
April 10, 2018 Subject:
This was my first show also
Surprised to see that there are multiple other folks on here that also noted that this was their first show. I did not really know what to expect and had never seen anything like this wild scene.
Before the show I was waiting in front to meet my friends and this truck pulls up and they open the back and there are hundreds and hundreds of red roses in it. They hand them out in bunches to people. A beautiful young lady grabs a bunch and hands me one and then she walks over to this police officer standing on the corner. He's a heavyset middle aged guy that is looking all serious. She hands him a rose and he takes it and bites on the middle of the stem so he is holding it with his teeth. We all loved his spirit and it really epitomized the type of experience that was a dead show.
Our seats were on the side of the stage and the sound was not great but we had a good view of the band. Especially the drums. I was blown away by the drum solo. So many percussion instruments all in the same place. A few years later I picked up mallet percussion and have played ever since.
I remember Bobby was bouncing all over the place. At one point he jumped up on a monitor/speaker cab on the side of the stage and was performing specifically to the folks on our side of the stage. The Samson and Delilah was especially energized and after singing "If I had my way, I would tear this old building down" he adds "and it needs it". Very appropriate. The place stood for another 15 years but finally they did tear it down.
I saw a bunch of other shows at the "Gahden", including some with Hornsby that were totally killing, but this show will always hold a special place in my heart.
November 5, 2016 Subject:
An awful soundboard of a very warty show
September 18, 2013 Subject:
In The Beginning
This was my one of my first several shows. I lived in Concord, MA (a short ride on the train straight to the Garden). I remember sitting on one of the benches in the general transit lobby of the Garden, pre-show, very much "detached", one might say. A girl sat down next to (she was not going to the show; just passing through on her daily commute as an art-school student). She asked if she could use a permanent marker and draw on my deeply faded, pale sky-blue jeans. I said, "Sure". She drew an amazing collage of intertwined images (Yes, I verified later that this was not simply my subjective evaluation at the point in time it was happening). The drawing remained for the several years I wore those jean afterward. I wish I knew where they are now! Oh, the show? Yet another proverbial potato chip of which one could never get enough...(I save 5 stars for those many shows that are primarily clustered in the '72-ish time period).
January 5, 2011 Subject:
Good times, good times
Had good seats for this one, 10th row or thereabouts, and remember being pleased to hear they'd brought back Dupree's and even more pleased when they played it for us... Then scratching our heads in puzzlement when, after Far From Me, instead of an anticipated set-closer from Jerry (Deal, Don't Ease, something), Garcia stepped to the mic and said they'd be back after a short break - this was Bob's job, of course, and anyway it was clearly one tune too soon, so we wondered what was up with that... The Samson that opened Set II and generally ferocious vibe the rest of the way hinted at some sort of strife or anger (and fueled what I remember as a pretty hot set), but we heard no explanation via the grapevine... Then they didn't play the Garden for almost a decade (grumble grumble), and when they finally did (for a memorable six-show run in '91 that culminated on 9/26/91, a show noteworthy for an epic-for-its-era, Dark Star, the final We Bid You Goodnight, etc.), there it was in the newspaper articles heralding the return - members of the crew evidently had been busted grilling lobsters on a fire escape during this show in '82, and so for years The Dead refused to come back, and instead we trekked to Worcester or Providence or (ugh) Foxboro... Thanks for the memories :)
March 10, 2010 Subject:
This Is Actually My First Dead Show!!!!!!
Just getting to writing this now. I've been a DeadHead going on 30 years this was my first show. I'd have to say that starting here till now i have been to 75+ shows including Solo Jerry,Jerry Garcia Band,RatDog Revue,RatDog,Robert Hunter,Phil Lesh&Friends,The Other Ones,The Dead'09,and Furthur'10. I think I got off to a great start from here in my Hometown. The scene was North Station/Boston Garden. Major vending,a sea of mostly red 5lb NO2 balloons,weak police presence,hippies skipping,people swaying,thick anticipation,the huge Budweiser billboard on the Garden roof brillently turned into a magical Grateful Dead sign by DeadHeads that was seen from across the bay! We partied hard that day and the band showed up and nailed it....Whoa!!! Thank you Good Buddy...one more time...van-man who ever you were/are you helped make this a high time I will always remember.
January 14, 2009 Subject:
My first show and wow
I have had audience tapes of this show in the pst and they were awful,old garden sound just was flat as hell on those recordings, in fact I couldn't bear to listen the quality was so bad...I am so thrilled to hear such a pristine version of my 1st show! My name is Brent and at that show I was 15 and did not know any band members by name. Needless to say it blew my mind when they did happy birthday to Brent!Another odd and sad fact is that Brent's last show at Tinley Park which I also attended was on my Birthday. Thankyou for making these memories so accessible!
November 26, 2008 Subject:
My actual birthday and a great show as well...
I was born this night just around the corner at Brigham & Womens hospital. I believe they were in the middle of the Wheel at that point. This must be one reason for my love of Jerry's music. At any rate, its a great show. Perhaps a cleaner and clearer version will surface, but I will take this and enjoy for now. Thank you tapers, I salute you :)
December 22, 2007 Subject:
One of my favorite shows.
This is one of my all-time favorite shows. Seems to me this was one of thier last shows at the old Garden and Samson and Delila was outstanding. I was up in the rafters and I really thought the building was going to come down. I love Bobby's comment at the end "... cause it needs it!"
Playin'/Uncle John's was great and it was the first time I saw Throwing Stones. I remember Baby Blue was a fabulous encore.
My only wish was that I had also been in Portland the night before. These two shows combined are awesome.
September 13, 2007 Subject:
We Need an AUDIENCE of this show!!
I saw the entire East Coast Fall 1982 Tour.
This show is overlooked as the classic Portland show the night before is the real gem as were the MSG shows that followed. This was pretty good though. This SBD doesn't convey anything. I think the SBDs of this era are atrocious - too thin, no ambient sound, drums sound like toys etc. ANYWAY...
*** I first received a cassette of 09/17 only a few days after the show. It was a 1st GEN from Cohen. Filler on it was the Baby Blue encore from this show - I never specifically asked if Mark taped it, but always assumed he did.
It had a very similar sound as 09/17 despite being a different venue.
I assume there is a Cohen AUD floating out there somewhere. Hard to believe there are 3&4 sources of other shows and not a single AUD source to be had for this one.
I don't recall, but maybe the Boston security was a hassle for tapers.
I really hope an AUD surfaces for this Golden Tour. (low rating because it's a SBD)
December 3, 2005 Subject:
My first show, and memorable!
This was my first show, too, and I have some indelible memories. We got into the show a couple of moments late, just as Bob sang, "we used to play for silver, now we play for life." The first lines I heard the Dead sing in concert seemed like deep wisdom to my 19-year old ears, as they had to my 16-year old ears on "Europe 72" and as they do still do, for that matter.
I recall the general puzzlement that greeted "Throwin' stones," which was then brand new. I also vividly remember the vehemence with which Bob and the boys belted out "If I had my way, I'd tear this old building down," with the crowd chanting and stomping so strongly that it almost seemed that the creaky old Boston Garden might actually simply give way and fall down!
After the show, my girlfriend (now wife!) and I walked around looking for the girl we had come to the show with, and I was singing over and over the encore's refrain, "it's all over now baby blue." As we were walking and looking, we were thinking about a name for the tiny little kitten we had gotten that morning. It was in that moment that she was dubbed "Baby Blue," a name she proudly carried for the rest of her wonderful, beloved life.
July 15, 2005 Subject:
The Baby Blue is definately the highlight of the show. Throughly enjoyed the piano during Uncle John's Band. Mydland's the man.
Reviewer:Ole Uncle John
July 4, 2005 Subject:
Not a bad beginning
First show for me. Not a bad slice of fall 82. Nice soundboard despite being a little Phil-lite in parts. First set had a nice Sugaree with a mellow jam more akin to 80's FOTD, West LA was high point for me then and now. Uncle John>Playin' is well excecuted if rather jam free. Early Throwing Stones without the 'ashes ashes' ending still seem odd to me, in fact all these years I thought Providence spring 83 was the first I'd heard of this song, but it was merely the first time with the fleshed out ending.
Jerry's sincere reading of Baby Blue is worth a listen.In a year of few sbds it's worth a download.
August 18, 2004 Subject:
They stayed in the Parker House Hotel that night
I was about to start freshman year at Northeastern and I stayed with my folks at the Parker House which is walking distance from the garden and when we checked in I vividly recall instruments all around and a big group checking in with one guitar that stood out with a tag that said 'precious' on the side. Thats when I kneeeeeewwww it was going to be a cool night.
Went to the show got dosed and came back looking for the party afterwards but could never connect with anyone unfortunately did leave a nice note for Jerry et al the next day saying how much I enjoyed the show. Cassidy, red rooster and West LA from set I(one of the first times they played this) stood out to me and listening to stuff bouncing off the rafters which Bobby kept point to during 'tear this old building down' in sampson - not sure they liked playing this all that much as this did not play here again for another 9 years almost to the day....Lived in Boston over 5 years in the 80's and never came across this tape so thank you! The stellar shows from this tour were UVA, the first night of the Garden, and Portland which they had just played the night before and clearly drained Jerry. Fun nonetheless and nothing could have stolen my excitement to be there....
July 20, 2004 Subject:
Going to tear this ole building down
Great show from start to finish very good recording. I like the Bobby birthday spoof on Brent. We all know Brent's birthday was in Oct. Bobby did that spoof at another show I saw except he said it was both drummers birthdays. Those were the days have fun listening to this show good raw energy from the band.
July 2, 2004 Subject:
My favorite '82. Brent's birthday show! Bobby is mouthy and ornery in his banter, Jerry is smokin the strings. The Jack opener may be my favorite version of all time. Brent struts his stuff on a very cool Far From Me, and Bobby dedicates Samson to a crumbling Garden (the old building wouldn't be torn down for another 11 years). The Uncle John's>Playing is unique. The show is crispy and well worth the download.
June 23, 2004 Subject:
North Station, Boston Garden
And there ain't no obstructed view where this recording is concerned..